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Educator Preparation

The College of Education, Health and Human Studies at Southeast Missouri State University is a state-wide leader in preparing teachers, leaders and counselors to be first-year ready for the challenges of those respective professions. Across our programs, we offer highly integrated field experiences that provide opportunities for real-world application of effective practice. Through our EDvolution initiative we provide students in all of our programs with a technology-rich learning environment. We are excited about your interest in our programs. Please follow the links to the left to learn more.

I do not have a degree

If you don't have a four-year degree but are interested in becoming a teacher, these programs are for you:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education: K-4
  • Exceptional Child: Early Childhood Special Education
  • Exceptional Child: Mild Moderate Cross Categorical
  • Middle School Education: 5-9
  • Secondary Education: 9-12

I have a non-education degree

If you have a four-year degree but it isn't focused in education and would like to enter P-12 education, check out these programs:

  • School Counseling

I have an education degree

If you are already in P-12 education but would like to pursue professional development or a new career in P-12, try these programs:

  • MA: Secondary Education
  • School Counselor
  • Leadership
  • Specialists
  • Certificates


Alicia Lincoln

Candidate Status & Certification Officer
Educator Preparation
573) 651-5932
Scully 304E

Sherry Holder
Administrative Assistant
Educator Preparation
573) 651-2556
Scully 301


Educator Preparation

Certification/Background Check

Field Experiences

Scully 301

Educator Preparation
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